Yesterday, reports surfaced online claiming that Xiaomi was planning on launching its ultra-affordable smartphone on April 8. But at its ongoing event in China marking its fifth anniversary, CEO Lei Jun took the wraps off the Redmi 2A.
As the name suggests, the Redmi 2A is an affordable variant of the Redmi 2, which launched in India earlier this month. The Redmi 2A is powered by a 1.5GHz Leadcore LC1860C quad-core processor paired with Mali T628MP2 GPU and 1GB of RAM. In comparison, the Redmi 2 is powered by a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 410 quad-core 64-bit processor paired with Adreno 306 GPU and 1GB of RAM.
The rest of the specifications are quite similar to the Redmi 2. So in essence, it features a 4.7-inch HD (1280×720 pixels), 8GB internal storage, 2,200mAh battery, and LTE support.
As for pricing, unlike what was earlier believed, the Redmi 2A is not a whole lot cheaper than the Redmi 2. Where the Redmi 2 is priced at Rs 6,999, the Redmi 2A is priced at 599 Yuan (Rs 6,044 approximately). There is currently no word on when the company plans on launching the smartphone in other markets.